Keeping with the literary culture of Jamia, combined with an ever increasing entrepreneurial spirit among the students, a group of Jamia students from the humanities faculty have come together to publish a trilingual fortnightly literary magazine called, Campus Companion.
Among others, Campus Companion is principally the combined effort of its three editors: Ghulam Sarwar (2015), B.A. English; Nisar Ahmed (2015), B.A. Urdu; and Ruby Ansari (2015), B.A. Hindi; editors for the English, Urdu and Hindi sections of the magazine respectively.
The first issue of the magazine was launched by Rohma Javed Rashid, a guest faculty in the Department of History at Jamia, in front of a crowd of students in the lawns of Gulistan-e-Ghalib on-campus, on Feb. 5, 2014.
Speaking about the magazine, Sarwar, one of the editors said in a written statement: “The purpose behind bringing such a magazine was to give a coveted platform to students who wish to hone their writing creativity. We wanted to infuse everyone with tremendous energy to read and write and also create a sense of empowerment and self-confidence among young writers and readers. That’s the reason that motivated us to bring Campus Companion in light.”
He further went on to say: “Our magazine received unprecedented notes of congratulations appreciations and wishes from our readers and many prominent faculties of different universities. The magazine has infused everyone with tremendous energy to read and write. Our aim is to bring out the hidden talents of students and Campus Companion is a best canvas for them.”
For the time being, Jamia Journal was told by one of the editors, the magazine is printed on A4-size sheets of paper stapled together. However, they plan to get the magazine registered and get it printed in a more professional manner soon.
Available to Read:
Campus Companion is available at the Jamia Books and Stationery store located next to the Indian Bank on-campus, for Rs. 15.
Students can send their submissions for consideration to Campus Companion at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do mention your name, class, course and contact number in your email.
Campus Companion accepts stories, poems, personal experiences on campus life, nazams, and ghazals. They also accept articles related to political and social issues.
For more information on Campus Companion, visit their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CampusCompanion.